Investing with a Gender Lens
Though many people still think of sustainability in purely environmental terms, it also includes social and corporate responsibility factors such as corporate governance, human rights and human capital management. RobecoSAM has put gender equality at the core of its commitment to sustainability by creating a fund that invests only in the corporations that have the most gender diverse workforces, equal remuneration practices and commitment to the wellbeing of all employees.
At this event, you will learn more about this dynamic and innovative Swiss company, which has been driving sustainable change for more than 20 years, and the extensive research that highlights why business leaders need to shift their focus beyond board composition to address gender equality throughout their organizations.
Ruud Wilders is the Head of Corporate Services and a Member of the Executive Committee at RobecoSAM. He has held various responsibilities in marketing, communication, sales management, business development and corporate strategy. Ruud Wilders joined RobecoSAM from Robeco; where he filled managerial roles in several Robeco units, including sales coordination and product & services. Prior to joining Robeco, Ruud Wilders worked outside the financial sector at various start-ups, with positions in project management, business development and as a member of a management team. Joined RobecoSAM in 2007
Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA Senior Analyst, Co-Portfolio Manager
Rachel Whittaker, CFA Senior SI Analyst
Rachel Whittaker is a Senior Analyst in the Sustainability Investing Research team covering the Consumer Discretionary and non-food Retail sectors. Prior to joining RobecoSAM in 2015 she worked for Vontobel Asset Management as a sustainable investment product specialist, and before that in the Responsible Investment team of Mercer’s Investment Consulting business in London. She started her career in 2000 as a sell-side equity research analyst. Rachel is a CFA charterholder, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge, and is currently working on her thesis for a Masters degree in Corporate Environmental Management at the University of Surrey, UK. Joined RobecoSAM in 2015
This event is organize in collaboration with Café Black http://www.cafeblack.ch